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Would-be farmers get chance to lease land on education farm

The Fauquier Education Farm is offering four would-be farmers the chance to cultivate their own quarter-acre garden plot.


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Richmond International Film Festival to open with Kate Bosworth, Michael Polish film, Nona

The Opening Night film at the 2018 Richmond International Film Festival will be Nona, a narrative feature written and directed by filmmaker Michael Polish (Twin Falls Idaho, Northfork, The Astronaut Farmer) and co-produced by Kate Bosworth.  


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New invasive pest detected in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) just announced the detection of a new invasive insect pest in Virginia. In early January, VDACS inspectors discovered the Spotted Lanternfly (SLF), Lycorma delicatula, at a stone yard in Frederick County near Winchester.


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South Koreans visit EMU to learn about the roots of restorative justice

Last year in South Korea, middle school teachers Yongseung Roh and Kyungyun Hwang read Howard Zehr’s seminal text Changing Lenses with a study group. This year, they were part of a South Korean delegation that came to Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) to learn directly about restorative justice from Zehr himself.


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Smartly containing the cloud increases computing efficiency, Virginia Tech researchers find in first-of-its-kind study

Not too long ago booting up a computer meant there was time for a lengthy coffee break even before the workday started. For a decade now though, thanks to the cloud, computers have accessed information from virtual machines that exist in the ether, allowing software to launch quickly on demand.


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Women’s basketball: Virginia wins 64-62 at Virginia Tech

The Virginia women’s basketball team (16-9, 9-3 ACC) picked up a 64-62 victory at Virginia Tech (16-9, 5-7 ACC) on Sunday (Feb. 11) at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Va.


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Augusta County Historical Society examines local impact of WWI

Exactly 100 years ago this year, the first war ever to engulf most of the world came to an end.  World War I had been a horrible and costly war, both in young lives and in resources.  Those costs were particularly memorable in Staunton and Augusta County, the birthplace of the wartime president, Woodrow Wilson.


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Earth Talk: Regenerative Agriculture

Regenerative Agriculture (RA) describes farming and grazing practices that help reverse climate change by rebuilding the organic matter in soil and restoring degraded soil biodiversity.


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Farmers invited to free manure-management workshops

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation will host two free workshops to help farmers maximize the use of manure on their farms.


Selection Committee Sneak Peek: Virginia #1 overall national seed

Despite a one-point loss at home to Virginia Tech on Saturday, Virginia would be the top seed in the NCAA Tournament if the Big Dance started today.


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Staunton District Traffic Alerts: Feb. 12-16

The following is a list of highway work that may affect traffic in the Staunton District during the coming weeks. The Staunton District consists of 11 counties from the Alleghany Highlands to the northern Shenandoah Valley: Alleghany, Bath, Rockbridge, Highland, Augusta, Rockingham, Page, Shenandoah, Frederick, Clarke and Warren.


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Agriculture Literacy Week to feature readings of These Bees Count!

Virginia Agriculture in the Classroom’s annual Agriculture Literacy Week will take place March 5-9, and Virginia AITC has selected These Bees Count!, a children’s book by Alison Formento, as its 2018 Book of the Year.


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Agriculture impacted by new government appointees

Gov. Ralph Northam has made appointments for key positions that may impact agriculture.


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Farmers remain engaged in legislative session

For Virginia farmers, January is a time for tax preparation, livestock births, equipment maintenance and professional conferences.


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AAA: Gas prices holding steady after weeks of increases

Gas prices seem to be holding steady and even dropping a penny or so on the week in many areas around the Mid-Atlantic region. This is a stark contrast to the last few weeks when drivers saw prices climb double digits since the first of the year. As of today, Virginia is down two cents on the week.  


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Culpeper District Traffic Alerts: Feb. 12-16

The following highway work is scheduled, weather permitting, in the Culpeper District during the upcoming week. Traffic movements may be restricted and speed limits reduced in work zones.


National Park Service

Public invited to learn about 2018 Blue Ridge Parkway Happenings

The National Park Service invites the public to attend the 2018 Blue Ridge Parkway Season Preview, a showcase of upcoming Parkway activities and projects. The event takes place on Wednesday, February 28, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Folk Art Center, Milepost 382, on the Parkway.  


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Virginia lost by one: There are worse things

You’re worried that, what if Virginia Tech just put the blueprint for how to beat Virginia out there for the world to see? OK, I’ll bite. You hold Virginia to 34.4 percent shooting, entice them into shooting a mind-numbing 38 threes, shoot 43 percent yourself, make 38 percent of your threes, outrebound them, outscore them in the paint, and then somehow induce a 93.4 percent free-throw shooter into missing the back end and front end of successive 1-and-1s, all so you can win by one, yeah.


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Sierra Club: Senate of Virginia allows Dominion to regulate itself while ratepayers foot the bill

The Senate of Virginia passed Senate Bill 966 in a vote of 26-13 on Friday. SB966, introduced by Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach) is a radical restructuring of how monopoly utilities like Dominion Energy Virginia are regulated in Virginia.


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Quality radiation oncology care earns national accreditation for UVA Cancer Center

The American College of Radiology has reaccredited the radiation oncology program at the University of Virginia Cancer Center for meeting the highest level of quality and patient safety.


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Spring wildfire season begins Feb. 15th in Virginia

As wildfire season approaches, an increased threat is expected in some areas of Virginia. Factors influencing this risk include a lingering lack of rain, minimal snowfall and  continued growth into areas where development and natural areas meet.  


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Technology, social networks, kids: Dangers vs. opportunities

Are social networks a plague or an opportunity for children? Advantages, disadvantages, dangers, opportunities – they are what you see and what you show to your child.


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Inside the Numbers: Virginia riding its starters too hard?

If winning is the ultimate deodorant, losing can be a helpful disinfectant. Second-ranked Virginia has a lot of cleaning to do after its 61-60 overtime loss to Virginia Tech, starting with how coach Tony Bennett divvies up the playing time.


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Balanced offensive attack propels Liberty past Gardner-Webb

Liberty got back in the win column Saturday night at the Vines Center, pulling off a 77-65 victory over Gardner-Webb. The Flames improve to 16-11 overall and 7-7 in conference, while Gardner-Webb falls to 12-15 and 7-7 in the Big South.


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George Mason tops George Washington, 72-65

George Mason fed off a raucous Homecoming Weekend crowd to grind out a 72-65 victory over George Washington on Saturday afternoon inside EagleBank Arena.


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Postgame: Virginia coach Tony Bennett, players after upset loss to Virginia Tech

Virginia coach Tony Bennett, and UVA players Isaiah Wilkins, Ty Jerome, Devon Hall and Kyle Guy talk with reporters after the Cavaliers’ 61-60 loss to Virginia Tech.


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Heartbreak: Chris Graham, Scott German break down Virginia Tech upset of UVA

Chris Graham and Scott German provide insight into Virginia Tech’s 61-60 upset of #2 Virginia on Saturday.


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Virginia Tech rallies late, stuns #2 Virginia, 61-60

Virginia fans have waited 35 years to see their basketball team ranked #1 in the nation. The wait continues. Virginia Tech rallied from five down in overtime, got the go-ahead basket on a Kerry Blackshear layup with six seconds left, then held on for a 61-60 win.


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Men’s lacrosse: Aitken’s goal lifts UVA over No. 13 Loyola in 2OT, 13-12

Virginia midfielder Dox Aitken wasted little time in the second OT, scooping up the ground ball off the faceoff and pushing it through traffic, including splitting two Loyola defenders, before scoring the unassisted goal to lift the Cavaliers (1-0) over the No. 13 Greyhounds (0-1), 13-12.


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Kaine proposes grant program to boost job training

Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), co-chair of the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, joined his colleagues Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Jack Reed (D-RI) to introduce the Gateway to Careers Act. 


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Lynchburg District Traffic Alert: Feb. 12-16

Highway work in the Lynchburg District requiring road/lane/structure closures is scheduled, weather permitting.


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Rough second half downs VMI in loss to ETSU

Facing league leader ETSU at home, the VMI basketball team played a strong first half but faltered in the second as the visiting Bucs left Cameron Hall with a 70-56 victory Saturday afternoon in Lexington.


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Republicans kill constitutional amendment that would change Virginia’s balance of power

On the same day they killed their own bill to allow guns in churches, House Republicans also killed their proposed constitutional amendment that would have drastically altered the balance of power in Virginia state government.


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Women’s basketball: Virginia plays at Virginia Tech on Sunday

The Virginia women’s basketball team (15-9, 8-3 ACC) travels to face Virginia Tech (16-8, 5-6 ACC) on Sunday, Feb. 11 at 2:00 p.m. at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Va.


National Park Service

Iconic Linn Cove Viaduct to receive facelift during upcoming closure

The National Park Service announces the closure of the Linn Cove Viaduct on the Blue Ridge Parkway for surface repaving and bridge maintenance from March 1, 2018 through May 24, 2018.